To compete effectively in our markets, it is critical that RWS is well positioned to attract, recruit and retain the best people. Our activities are highly reliant upon the skills, dedication and passion of all of our employees and freelancers around the world, who we rely upon to meet our clients’ demands for excellent quality, timely delivery and effective product solutions. We aim to be a destination employer in every one of our key operating territories and markets.
The Covid-19 pandemic continued to present significant challenges in FY21, but also ongoing opportunities to test and learn new ways of operating together, building on positive new ways of working established the previous year. Ensuring a safe work environment for our people, both physically and psychologically, remained a clear priority for the Group, and we also found good opportunities to start a number of new people initiatives, often leveraging the best divisional programmes to the advantage of RWS as a whole.
We provide an active programme of charitable support to charities proposed by our employees. We also promote foreign language learning actively through school and university partnership programmes including the RWS Campus, the RWS Scholarship Programme with the University of Manchester, Urban Synergy and the Outward Bound Trust. Other partnerships have included the Street Business School, Food for the Hungry, Brighter Children and St Wilfrid's Centre.
RWS strives to satisfy its clients’ needs by providing services that meet and/or exceed their expectations. Our clients rely on our expertise, integrity and creativity to help them overcome their translation challenges and keep their businesses moving forward in a global environment. Our employees are aware of the role they play in achieving this which is reflected in improving and optimising existing processes and controls.
RWS is committed to ethical and responsible sourcing and working with vendors who share common principles of fair and honest trading, demonstrate a commitment to maintaining satisfactory working conditions, and comply fully with all legal requirements and with the labour, health and safety standards of those regions in which operations take place.